4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 19, 2017 12:08 AM by Bulgakov

    Replacing my GTX 660 Ti graphics card

    Bulgakov Level 1



      After a bit of time spent scanning forums and trying various things, it seems my tried and trusty graphics card is not supported in the new Premiere Pro 2017 upgrade, and so I cannot use graphics acceleration.  I have a GTX 660 Ti


      I'm a video person before a tech person, so my understanding of how hardware works and what is what is pretty rudimentary.  Looking at the long list of new supported cards and then going online and seeing a whole slew of others available at my local PC store:  eg GTX 1050 Ti, I am at a loss as to what would work best.  I am on a budget, so $700 cards are not an option.  My computer is a bit old, but still working well and replacing it at the moment is not an option financially.




      My system, if needed is:


      Core I7-3770 @3.4GHZ

      16 GB Ram

      Windows 7 Pro 64 bit


      Thank you in advance for your assistance.






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        • 1. Re: Replacing my GTX 660 Ti graphics card
          RoninEdits Most Valuable Participant

          some people are still able to use their old gtx 500-600 series cards, so if you haven't already you might want to try some older nvidia drivers to see if one will let it work. for new cards, the gtx 1050 ti 4gb around $150 should be a good match to your 4 core cpu. if you are using lots and lots of gpu accelerated fx, lumetri, and/or gpu plugins and/or want to invest in a faster card that might carry into a new computer, the gtx 1060 6gb around $260 will be a nice step up for the money. the cpu is still the primary performance factor with premiere, so faster gpu's will have a limited performance impact, it depends on how many gpu accelerated functions are used.

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          • 2. Re: Replacing my GTX 660 Ti graphics card
            Bulgakov Level 1

            Thank you very much for the advice. Just what I needed.


            When I first got my card, back several years ago, it was not listed on the supported cards .BAK file, and I had to add it.  I understand that file no longer applies, so will a card not on their supported list--like the 1060--require any additional steps to get it to function?


            Related to your comment about about the driver: I noticed that I did not get that message until about Mercury acceleration not working until today, after I updated my graphics driver.  Interesting.

            • 3. Re: Replacing my GTX 660 Ti graphics card
              RoninEdits Most Valuable Participant

              i think it was shortly after they went to the subscription model, that they did away with the text file listing supported graphics cards. now it checks what cards are available and will attempt to use them, no modifying files needed. normally any decent card with more than 1gb of vram will work. the gtx 900 and 1000 series aren't listed on adobe's website as officially supported cards, but many folks are using them here just fine.


              for your driver, you might be able to go into device manager and for the video card try the roll-back the driver option. if you kept the download or c:\nvidia folder on your computer, you might be able to reinstall the old driver from there too. nvidia's webpage does have an option for "beta and older drivers", but they don't appear to go very far back in time.

              • 4. Re: Replacing my GTX 660 Ti graphics card
                Bulgakov Level 1

                I found a cool fix on another forum.  I downloaded and ran gpu-z (GPU-Z Video card GPU Information Utility)

                ran it and then opened Premiere Pro. Voila, GPU acceleration enabled. 


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